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Mental Health Therapist - LCSW - Case Management - Regular Full Time - Varied Shifts

at South Lake Hospital

Posted: 1/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5000539525306

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Mental Health Therapist - LCSW - Case Management - Regular Full Time - Varied Shifts


South Lake Hospital-SLH

Job Description

South Lake Hospital is centrally located in Clermont, Florida, which combines the appeal of suburban life with easy access to Orlando, all of the major theme parks, and beautiful beaches on both coasts. At South Lake Hospital, our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities in South Lake County. Our 160-acre health, wellness, and education campus provides a complete continuum of quality care. With 170 beds, and more than 1,500 employees, we offer a variety of medical services including diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, robotic surgery, urology, women's services, and our cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Position Summary

Work with patients to promote optimum mental and emotional health.


Essential Functions

  • Develop comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and clinical impressions responsive to age appropriate patients/family needs and concerns.
  • Differential diagnosis of mental/emotional disorders using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Diagnose biopsychosocial functioning, disability and impairment for the age appropriate patient/family.
  • Develop treatment intervention plans with clinical impressions. The plan is diagnostically driven and outcomes focused with the patient/family and healthcare team.
  • Develop an effective working relationship with patient/family to engage, collaborate, advocate and problem solve in order to support and enhance their mental health strengths and functioning ability.
  • Utilizes differential diagnostic skills and employs various clinical treatment interventions included but are not limited to crisis intervention, solution focused therapy, individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy, grief and bereavement counseling, play therapy, sand tray therapy, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy and mental status exams.
  • Initiate Baker Act.
  • Facilitate Marchman Act when appropriate.
  • Facilitates patient's psychosocial adjustment along the continuum of care and transition to next level of care.
  • Provide mental health education, information, consultation and professional support regarding patient/family needs to the healthcare team members and colleagues within the department.
  • Demonstrate initiative and leadership in developing mental health services which respond to patient care demands.
  • Identify practice based on continuous quality improvement.
  • Maintain an up-to-date, accurate and appropriate record of mental health activities in patients' medical chart, which does not violate confidentiality.
  • Meet department/hospital expectations of growth goals set forth by coaching plans.
  • Ability to perform independently and provide clinical practice in a health care setting.
  • Ability to supervise and participate in teaching within the department, hospital and community.
  • When appropriate for the clinical setting, must have subspecialty credentialing i.e., sexual abuse, EMDR, CAP, CBT.
  • Care Coordination responsibilities and related functions as appropriate for your patient population.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of human growth and development of the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations through educational opportunities and meet expectations set forth by hospital and departmental standards.
  • Pursue opportunities for obtaining continuing education as set by department policy.
  • Involved in strengthening the community through participation in local, regional, state or national activities.

Job Function


South Lake Hospital is currently looking for a LCSW - Mental Health Therapist to join our Case Management team. Interested candidates will have the following..
  • Master's degree. Licensure/Certification * Maintain Florida State (Chapter 491 Florida Statutes)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Two (2) years of direct clinical experience preferable in a health or mental health setting with an emphasis on population to be served in the assigned area.